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Old 02-18-2013, 04:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am SO frustrated today with my beagle. I had him out for a walk and as we were crossing the street he found something, stopped in the middle of the road and would NOT move even though there was a car coming. It's like he loses all sense of hearing. Has this happened to anyone and how do you effectively handle the situation? He does this lots of other times at the side of the road but I don't really know what to do when he's stopped in the middle of the road. And he's too heavy for me to just pick him up and move him.
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I guess their noses overpower everything...and they go deaf...lol. My dog is 25 lbs and I am quite surprised at the weight when I have to pick her up-usually to stop her from something. Maybe bring a water spray bottle or noise maker to get the dog's attention. Also a little flick at the back hind quarters to break the dog's focus... good luck
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am SO frustrated today with my beagle. I had him out for a walk and as we were crossing the street he found something, stopped in the middle of the road and would NOT move even though there was a car coming. It's like he loses all sense of hearing. Has this happened to anyone and how do you effectively handle the situation? He does this lots of other times at the side of the road but I don't really know what to do when he's stopped in the middle of the road. And he's too heavy for me to just pick him up and move him.
Usually when I have a beagle become a statue I bump them with the side of my shoe. Think of it like poking them with your finger type of bump. Usually that's all I need to startle them to move. I assume you are using a leash. If so, I like to change directions when they freeze also


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Usually when I have a beagle become a statue I bump them with the side of my shoe. Think of it like poking them with your finger type of bump. Usually that's all I need to startle them to move. I assume you are using a leash. If so, I like to change directions when they freeze also


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If they have something in their mouth (usually garbage) do you try and get it out or let them eat it, lol? Sometimes mine will drop it but there are those times, like yesterday when he is dead set on getting whatever it is he has found.
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Thank you for*your post!*Very interesting!
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Welcome to the club. Their sense of smell is thousands of times ours. When they get a sent you don't exist LOL
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If they have something in their mouth (usually garbage) do you try and get it out or let them eat it, lol? Sometimes mine will drop it but there are those times, like yesterday when he is dead set on getting whatever it is he has found.
I love "drop it" or "give". I never go anywhere with a dog without some type of treat. I will exchange the yucky thing for a treat. After a few times they get the idea of what you want.


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When I have to cross the street with Lucy I try to get her to run. If we walk she will always stop in the middle. I have to do that in parking lots too, usually she won't want to go home so she will brace her feet and not move. If I can get her excited and running or even up to a fast trot, she will move.
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Rufus definitely has those stubborn moments. When he wants to go in a certain direction, and I want to go in another direction, he'll just stop and give me this LOOK haha. It's so funny. And to get him to move is a challenge. But we've been using the Gentle Leader and that has helped quite a bit. Just a small gentle tug on it a few times, and a "Come Rufus" is usually enough to get him going. If i'm crossing the street, i usually do it quickly and he runs right a long side of me. But yeah, he has a stubborn streak for sure. But then he forgets and is merrily sniffing away alongside of me again
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